BEN CAPLAN SEARCH: Reported sighting in Cwmbran of missing Newport dad and South Wales Argus worker

Campaign Series: BEN CAPLAN SEARCH: Latest reported sighting in Cwmbran BEN CAPLAN SEARCH: Latest reported sighting in Cwmbran

ONE OF the latest reported sightings of missing Newport man Ben Caplan has been of him getting into a vehicle in Cwmbran.

According to Mr Caplan’s wife, Danielle, an off-duty police officer contacted her on Wednesday evening to say he’d just seen someone he believed to be Ben getting into a green Mondeo on Cwmbran Drive. The vehicle has been traced to an owner from the Birmingham area.

Danielle said: “I’m not aware if he knows this guy, but Ben is the type to hitch hike and get in a car with someone he doesn’t know.”

All reported sightings are yet to verified by CCTV and the river search continues.

A Gwent Police spokesman said: “Sadly Ben Caplan remains missing with no confirmed sightings since he was last seen in Caerleon on Saturday night. “As part of the investigation officers are looking at several potential lines of enquiry. We’ve taken a number of calls from the public with potential sightings but as yet none of these have been verified as being of Ben.

Meanwhile a social media campaign is encouraging people  to make the Argus Ben Poster their Facebook profile picture for at least 48 hours, to keep raising awareness.

“We continue to urge anyone who thinks they may have seen Ben after 11pm in Caerleon on Saturday 07 December to contact us on 101 quoting log 295 08/12/13”

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7:18pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Jonnytrouble says...

If the off-duty police officer is 100 % right ( I hope he is )that it is him, all I can say is Ben... I hope your reading this newspaper and contact someone to sort out whatever it is, think of your family and children mate. Xmas is not far away and they need you !
I hope it is that and not the worst scenario as we are now too many days gone since Sat evening
If the off-duty police officer is 100 % right ( I hope he is )that it is him, all I can say is Ben... I hope your reading this newspaper and contact someone to sort out whatever it is, think of your family and children mate. Xmas is not far away and they need you ! I hope it is that and not the worst scenario as we are now too many days gone since Sat evening Jonnytrouble

9:50pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ncfcr says...

Ben, it;s Hainesy. Long time no speak I know, but whatever you're up to mate, please think of the kids and come home mate. We'd all be over the moon to know you're safe and well. Nothing else matters right now. Nobody is going to be disappointed to know you're safe so come home! x
Ben, it;s Hainesy. Long time no speak I know, but whatever you're up to mate, please think of the kids and come home mate. We'd all be over the moon to know you're safe and well. Nothing else matters right now. Nobody is going to be disappointed to know you're safe so come home! x ncfcr

10:40pm Thu 12 Dec 13

lee neale says...

hope this young man is ok!
hope this young man is ok! lee neale

3:57pm Fri 13 Dec 13

endthelies says...

lee neale wrote:
hope this young man is ok!
Me too. I hope and pray all turns out well for this family.****
[quote][p][bold]lee neale[/bold] wrote: hope this young man is ok![/p][/quote]Me too. I hope and pray all turns out well for this family.**** endthelies

8:46pm Thu 26 Dec 13

evans07 says...

if this man ben from newport gwent is being seen why dosent someone take him
to the nearest police station has any one in newport gwent got a brain
if this man ben from newport gwent is being seen why dosent someone take him to the nearest police station has any one in newport gwent got a brain evans07

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